Mr. Posick's Friday email

January 27, 2017

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Follett Challenge grant

Merton School District is participating in the Follett Challenge. Here is a video from WTMJ which ran on Wednesday. The Follett Challenge is a grant opportunity that is put out by the Follett organization. The challenge involves making a video about a program at your school to be judged against schools from around the country. 20% of our final score is based on People's Choice points awarded through online polling. Please take a moment to vote between Monday, January 23 and Friday, January 27 using this weblink: and vote for Merton School's video. Your vote will help us win!

Grant from Meemic

Meemic, an insurance company just for educators, has a grant program to support schools. If you have the time and care to do so, here is a link for a chance at a $500 grant for supplies for our schools.

Thanks for your consideration.

Theater is coming to Merton!

We are proud to announce a new opportunity for our Merton Intermediate School students with the formation of a theater program! Our first production is a play this spring under the direction of Mr. Werni (Choir and General Music Teacher) and Ms. Kohnert (School Counselor). Auditions will be held the week of February 6th. Please look for details via Skyward email next week. All interested students will receive audition materials during a lunch meeting on Tuesday, January 31st. Once the show is cast, all parent will be asked to attend an informational meeting on February 13th from 5:30-6:15 in the Little Theater. We are excited for the many possibilities a theater program will provide for our students to showcase their skills and passions!

PTO Family Bowling- Sunday, January 29th

On Sunday, January 29th (there is no Packer game), the PTO is hosting Family Bowling at Sussex Bowl. There are a variety of time slots available as well as raffles. Please click on this link for more information. We hope to see you there!

****This just in! Limited lane space remains for our Family Bowling Event on Sunday, January 29! We still have space for your family from 2:30-4:00 or 4:15-5:45. Reserve your lane before they are gone!

Questions? Contact: Kristin Warner

Sweetheart Dance February 3rd

The Merton PTO presents the 3rd annual Sweetheart Dance for 4K-8th girls and their fathers on Friday, February 3rd. The dance will be from 6:30-8:30PM in the Intermediate School gym. The cost is $20 per couple and $10 for additional daughters. RSVPs and payment are due by Friday, January 27th. Please see this flyer for more information.
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Wisconsin offers outstanding summer academic opportunities and camps for children, but the deadlines are often early and easily missed.

Does your child...

  • enjoy learning at high or advanced levels?
  • have a strong passion in learning a particular subject or topic?
  • benefit from being with other high achieving or like-minded children?
Parents and children, please join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in an open house style evening at Merton Intermediate School. Please see flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Corinne Meissner at